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Margaret D (Oakes) Mosquito

April 1, 1936 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 85)


Margaret D Mosquito

Pīyisiw Iskwīsis

“Thunderbird Woman”

April 1, 1936 – September 23, 2021


Margaret Mosquito was born on April 1, 1936 in Maple Creek, SK. She passed away peacefully on September 23, 2021 in Swift Current, with all her loved ones beside her.


Left to cherish her memories are her sister Maria Hess Valandra; her children William (Shirley), Richard (Sandra), Elouise (Roy), Brenda, Caroline, Julia, Christine (Dwayne), Jacqueline (Gerry), Gilbert (Sherri), Clifford (Louise), Clement, Doreen, Susan, Kathleen, Delvin (Leanne), Marie (Dale), and Norrieann; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Margaret was pre-deceased by her husband, Delbert; her parents Charlie and Helen Oakes; her sisters Shirley, Jean, Madeline, and June; her brothers Mike, and Jimmy; her children Rita, Freddy, Danny, Kevin, and Elmer; her grandson Cullen “Babyboy”; her aunties Flora, Mary, Ann; and her uncles Joe and Archie.

Margaret Oakes Mosquito was born in Cypress Hills on April 1, 1936 to Helen Stanley Oakes and Charlie Oakes. She was raised on the Nekaneet Reserve and went to school at Murraydale.

Margaret met Delbert in the bush and were married in 1956. They had nine children, and she raised all her sister’s children, for a total of sixteen!

In her younger years, our mother loved to train horses, and her favourite horse was named Calavan. She was a trick rider at Murraydale Rodeo, and the crowd loved to watch her ride standing up on the back of horses.

Margaret worked for the Smith family Ranch for many years to help provide for her family. Later on, she was a foster parent and loved children, and they loved her.

Margaret worked on a potato farm, and was a prep cook at the 121 Café.

Every year she was invited to be an Elder at the First Nations powwow in Regina.

In her 60s, she worked at the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge as an elder, and continued to work there until COVID in 2020. Most recently, she worked at Headstart, Nekaneet as an Elder.

Our mother loved to play Bingo and cards in her spare time.

Margaret was the Matriarch of the family and was loved and respected by many. She will be missed tremendously, but the family knows she is making her journey home to be with her relatives.

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